Erected to commemorate this spot where Maj Genl John Sedgwick, U.S. Vols. Commanding Sixth Army Corps was killed in action on the morning of the 9th of May 1864.
(East face): A tribute to a beloved Commander by the survivors of his Corps and their friends.
(South face): Dedicated May 12th, 1887, the 23rd Anniversary of the heaviest days of fighting at Spotsylvania.
Genl. John Sedgwick
Born Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Conn.
September 18th, 1813.
Cadet U. S. Mil. Acmy. July 1st, 1833.
2nd. Lieut. 2nd Arty. July 1st, 1837.
1st. Lieut. " " April 19th, 1839.
Captain " " Jany. 26th, 1849.
Major, 1st. Cavly, March 8th, 1855.
Lieut. Col. 2nd Cavly, March 18th, 1861.
Colonel, 1st. Cavly. April 25th, 1861.
Brig. Genl. U.S. Vols. August 31st, 1861
Maj. Genl. U.S. Vols. July 4, 1862.